Department of Chemistry Seminar - Organolanthanum Reagents for Synthetic Applications

03:00pm - 04:30pm
Room 5510, 5/F, Lift 25/26, Academic Building, HKUST

Speaker: Professor Yi-Hung CHEN

Institution: Instituted for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, China

Hosted By: Professor Rongbiao TONG


About the speaker

Prof. Yi-Hung Chen studied chemistry at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and started his Ph.D. in the research group of Prof. Frank E. McDonald at Emory University in 2002. He joined the group of Prof. Paul Knochel as a Humboldt fellow in 2007 and continued in the same group as a research assistant. His research focused on the preparation organometallic reagents and their applications in organic synthesis. In late 2018, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Studies of Wuhan University in Wuhan (China). Currently, the research group focuses on the development of novel rare-earth catalysis for organic synthesis and crystal engineering of organic dyes. he was elected as one of the Thieme Chemistry Journals Awardees in 2021.